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You have probably just made a very important decision - to make an application to AWE. Places are limited and therefore we suggest that you download the AWE Application Brochure today! You can then read all the information, complete the application form on-line and contact your Local AWE Representative to arrange your interview.

In order to make a formal application to AWE and undertake an interview with your local AWE  Representative, you will need to complete the AWE Programme Application.
(The AWE Programme Application must be completed by Self arranged students as well as Placement option students)

SPRING AND SUMMER APPLICANTS 2016 COMPLETE THIS AWE PROGRAMME APPLICATION ON-LINE:
SPRING AND SUMMER PROGRAMME APPLICATION 2016 ON-LINE


SELF-ARRANGED APPLICANTS 2016

All applicants on self-arranged job option who have secured their own job or who will find their own job, must have their employers complete the "AWE Employer registration form". It will be your responsibility to let the employer know about your interest to work for them and have them complete the AWE Employer Registration form. This will enable them to log-in to our system at www.awedatabase.com and generate the AWE Employment agreements by creating job locations and job positions and assign students to these jobs.


Individual AWE documents for download :

AWE documents for the SPRING and SUMMER 2016:

AWE 2016 Terms & Conditions
AWE 2016 Reference Form
AWE 2016 Medical Summary
AWE 2016 Cancellation Form
 


 

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  EMPLOYERS  
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If you seek a solution to your seasonal staffing needs, American Work Experience (AWE) may be just the answer you are looking for. As an authorized sponsor of the J-1 cultural exchange visa, AWE provides employers with qualified enthusiastic seasonal staff from around the world. This legal staffing solution will provide you with international staff for four months out of the year, depending on the country of origin. Whether you need summer staff or winter staff, we offer an exciting alternative that will not only fill your staffing needs, but also add an international cultural dynamic to your establishment.

We provide staff from a variety of backgrounds with a wide array of experience in areas such as kitchen, maintenance, housekeeping, and office, among others. AWE applicants will be between the ages of 18 to 28 and will be full-time university students in their home country. All applicants are fully screened through a detailed application process and are evaluated on their language ability, if English is not their native language.

American Work Experience is dedicated to providing a quality cultural exchange experience for all who take part in our program. We strive to ensure both participants and employers have a successful and enjoyable experience by providing excellent individualized service and ensuring each applicant is placed with a job or position that is appropriate to his or her skills and experiences.

Why Use AWE?


AWE is committed to providing excellent service to all of our clients. We do our best to provide a quality experience for everyone through individualized service and excellent benefits. As a designated sponsor of a J-1 cultural exchange program, AWE has been thoroughly screened by the United States State Department and must report annually on our activities and programs. For this reason and because we believe in the value of cultural exchange and enabling the most positive experience for all, we take the time to screen each participant and employer for suitability to the program and their motivations for participation.

AWE Programs

AWE offers a choice in how you go about the recruitment process. For those who want the option to recruit their own staff and want help in the facilitation of the visa process, we offer the Independent Option-Self-Arranged Job option. For those who would like support in finding quality staff and the ease of using our matching service, we offer our Placement Option.

Through the Independent Option- Self-Arranged Job Option, you have the flexibility of recruiting your international staff through your own efforts. AWE provides the applicant with a formalized Placement Offer on your behalf and will provide all necessary documentation for the J-1 visa.

Through the Placement Option, you have access to AWE’s individualized matching service and hundreds of pre-screened applicants. You simply tell us your staffing needs and we will make every effort to match your request with the skills and experiences of our applicants. Once you have selected your staff, AWE will provide a formalized Placement Offer on your behalf and begin to facilitate the J-1 process.

VERY IMPORTANT:

Regardless of the option selected, All employers must complete the "AWE Employer registration form". This will enable zou to log-in to our system at www.awedatabase.com and generate the AWE Employment agreements by creating job locations and job positions and assign students to these jobs. This agreement is used to solidify the placement details for your staff and allows us to provide them with the information they need to process their visa and arrive at your doorstep on time.

What AWE Provides

Regardless of which option you choose, all employers will have access to a number of services and benefits:

  • Professional and comprehensive support from a team of experienced staff.
  • Detailed applications including 1 written reference, a medical form and police background check if required
  • An Interview Report for each participant.
  • International recruitment events for qualifying employers
  • J-1 visa documentation
  • Comprehensive medical insurance for your staff for the duration of their stay in the U.S.
  • A comprehensive Participant Handbook
  • Local orientation for each participant before departure to the U.S.
  • 24-hour emergency assistance
In addition, for those who elect to participate in the Placement Option, you will also have access to hundreds of pre-screened qualified applicants and exclusive review of the applications we send.

All AWE applicants, regardless of whether they participate through the Independent Option or the Placement Option, must meet with the AWE representative in their country of origin to confirm suitability for the program and student status. This will ensure the smooth processing of their paperwork and the visa process.

AWE Fees

Regardless of which option you choose, AWE does not charge any placement fees. We simply ask that employers pay AWE participants an hourly wage comparable to American staff and that you either provide housing or assistance in locating housing.

How to participate

If you would like to join the AWE Placement option program, please complete the following details and return the form to American Work Experience, 335 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, CT, 06830 or fax it back to 203-869-6491. As soon as we receive your form we will contact you to discuss your staffing needs and answer any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you! To complete the form, please, click here.

 
 

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If you are looking for a solution to your camp staff needs, American Work Experience (AWE) may be just the answer you are looking for! As an authorized sponsor of the J-1 cultural exchange visa, AWE provides camps with qualified enthusiastic counselors and support staff from around the world. This legal staffing solution will provide you with international staff for at least 9 weeks assignment during your main summer season at camp. We offer an exciting alternative that will not only fill your staffing needs, but also add an international cultural dynamic to your camp.

American Work Experience is dedicated to providing a quality cultural exchange experience for all who take part in our program. We strive to ensure both participants and camp directors have a successful and enjoyable experience by providing excellent individualized service and ensuring each applicant is placed with a job or position that is appropriate to his or her skills and experiences.

Why Use AWE?

AWE is committed to providing excellent service to all of our clients. We do our best to provide a quality experience for everyone through individualized service and excellent benefits. As a designated sponsor of a J-1 cultural exchange program, AWE has been thoroughly screened by the United States State Department and must report annually on our activities and programs. For this reason and because we believe in the value of cultural exchange and enabling the most positive experience for all, we take the time to screen each participant and employer for suitability to the program and their motivations for participation.

AWE Programs

AWE Camp Programme offers a choice of two staffing categories:

1) Support Staff

2) Specialist/Sport and Special Needs Counselors

If you wish to hire your summer staff through our Camp Programme, your camp will be charged our agency fee and you will be required to pay pocket money for the 9 week assignment to the participants. Whether you are willing to hire professional skilled staff 'Specialist/Sport and Special Needs Counselors' or just the 'Support Staff' for general work, the Camp Programme option enables you to do so.

We also offer Camp Directors the possibility of recruiting your own staff. AWE will then help in the facilitation of the visa process.

What AWE Provides

All Camp Directors will have access to a number of services and benefits:
  • Professional and comprehensive support from a team of experienced staff.
  • Detailed applications including two written references, a medical form and police background check for each participant.
  • An Interview Report for each participant.
  • International recruitment events for qualifying camps

All AWE participants receive:
  • J-1 visa documentation
  • Comprehensive medical insurance for your staff for the duration of their stay in the U.S.
  • A comprehensive Participant Handbook
  • Local orientation for each participant before departure to the U.S.
  • 24-hour emergency assistance
How to hire international staff from AWE

If you would like to join the AWE program, please contact American Work Experience, 335 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, CT, 06830, tel: 203-661-9352, fax: 203-869-6491. You can also complete an on-line form at the following link: Request form for staff. As soon as we receive your request, we will contact you to discuss your staffing needs and answer any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

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